Thursday, April 8, 2010

Feeling smart!

Do you ever have moments where you figure something out and feel so smart?! Ha, I do! When it comes to crafts, a good amount of the time I can figure out how people have done something, or I find a free tutorial (no, that's not what I feel smart about). But I love it when I can't figure it out and look around on etsy or google something and viola, someone tells you what to do!

Well I just got a call from the dry cleaners. Justin dropped off his jeans to have them altered. I know you're thinking-- that I could/should do that for him. But, I don't know how to do it without them looking like they've been altered. See what I mean? Well the guy asked if I wanted it done with a regular hem (you can tell they have been altered) or an original hem (with the original hem showing). Mind you the first option is $5 and the second is $25. I'm thinking he definitely wants them to look like they haven't been altered, but I'm cheap and don't want to pay $25 especially if I know I can sew (and when I know what he paid for them)! Well the guy is really nice and I told him I wish I knew how to do it! He said he talked to the alterations lady once a long time ago and she said that it used to be a secret how to do an original hem, but now the secret's out. Well I said I'd talk to the hubby and find out what he wants to do.

Then, of course, I google "original hem". Lo and behold there are like five tutorials/explanations on how to do it! I feel so smart! Although I'm totally not! I use google like everyone else. Thanks google! I think we should have a national day to celebrate google. Don't you?

Here's the link of how to do an original hem in case you wanted to know the secret too!!


erinmalia said...

30 minutes? it couldn't have taken longer than 15! i've heard rumors of people doing this magic, but i've never been able to figure out how it's done. i'm considering you my source, nicole, so in my book, you're definitely a genius!

Laura said...

I had my mom do some really nice jeans like that and it turned out great! It was super easy too!! Go Nicole!

Christine said...

google really is fabulous. I don't think I'll ever have to learn how to hem things in this family! Things are never long enough.